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Children take over the parliament
Cuttack – a virtual battlefield, rising water levels and relief camps awaiting critical supplies are gushing in, much like the rampaging Mahanadi river and its tributaries that have taken into their grip over two million people.

International Year of Sanitation
Cuttack – a virtual battlefield, rising water levels and relief camps awaiting critical supplies are gushing in, much like the rampaging Mahanadi river and its tributaries that have taken into their grip over two million people.

Orissa hit by flood fury
Cuttack – a virtual battlefield, rising water levels and relief camps awaiting critical supplies are gushing in, much like the rampaging Mahanadi river and its tributaries that have taken into their grip over two million people.

Millions affected by floods in Bihar
A sudden breach in the eastern embankment of the Kosi River in north Bihar on 18 August has resulted in the inundation of hundreds of villages in the districts of Supaul, Araria, Madehpura and Purnea.

Youth in action
The handpumps of Sherimal primary school in Valsad district of Gujarat which had been out of order for more than one year are now functional. This has been possible because of the initiative of the school children.

World Breastfeeding Week 2008
This is the Year of Olympics. Like an athlete, a breastfeeding woman also needs support from many quarters to achieve a gold standard.

Child Survival
“It has been a long journey,” says Medical in-charge of the unit, Dr Pradip Bahakat “but we have been able to reduce the mortality rate of sick neonates admitted in this hospital from 384 per thousand in 2003 to 97 per thousand in 2007."

National Convention of Peer Educators
UNICEF in partnership with NACO and other youth organizations organized a National Convention of Peer Educators from May 28 to 30, 2008.

Ending Child Labour
To meet the challenge of child labour this year World Day against child labour was globally celebrated with a special focus on education. The ILO estimates that globally there are over 165 million child labourers who work in the age group of 5 to 14.

World Environment Day
Chronicling the sanitation saga through the camera, photojournalists from across the country have put the spotlight of attention on various aspects of cleanliness, water waste management and environment.

National Youth Convention on AIDS
The Convention will bring together over 400 youth and peer educators from different parts of the country to re-emphasize the importance of peer support and community mobilization and explore ways to bring about greater understanding of roles...

Kyunki ...Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai
Kyunki…Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai, India’s newest soap opera, was launched on Doordarshan One channel this week in the presence of celebrities from Bollywood and top officials of the public broadcasting corporation Prasar Bharati and the government.

Red Ribbon Express
The Red Ribbon Express came to Tinsukia on March 13 and parked itself at the railway station. Unlike other trains that blow a whistle and chug off in a few minutes, the Express stayed on.

Child Sex Ratio
The Census 2001 registered a sharp fall in sex ratio from 976 girls per 1,000 boys in 1991 to 927 girls per 1,000 boys in 2001, accounting for the loss of approximately 900,000 girls a year.

Quality Education to End Exclusion
Global Action Week 2008 theme builds on the previous theme of the right to education, calling for an end to all forms of exclusion from quality education.

Red Ribbon Express
For young people in Patna, the Red Ribbon Express presented a unique opportunity to get to know more about HIV/AIDS and to benefit from the free information, counseling and testing packages.

Inclusive Education
With 85 percent tribal population, a large number of children in Jhabua district, who move with their parents in their search for work, end up missing education altogether.

Progress for Children
In May of 2002, the United Nations General Assembly held its first Special Session devoted entirely to children, where assembled world leaders made a solemn commitment to protect and promote children’s rights and promised to create a World Fit

BowlOutPolio

CRC@18
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child turns 18 today, which means an entire generation of children has grown to adulthood under its protection.

Childrens Day 2007
November 14th is a celebration of ‘Children’s Day’ in the memory of our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Fondly known as Chacha Nehru his message was clear. Children came first for him and he sought to provide our children with childhood.

SOWC 2008
Although India made progress in reducing the number of under-five mortality in the last decade, by 2000 neonatal deaths accounted for two-thirds of all infant deaths in the country, and around 45 per cent of under-five deaths.

 

 

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